Thumbs down for Jack, Saints’ ruck call, new Blue’s club debut

JACK Riewoldt has not recovered from his fractured thumb and is absent from Richmond’s staff to play St Kilda at Marvel Stadium on Sunday.

Riewoldt suffered the harm within the opening spherical towards Carlton, and though initially anticipated to line up towards the Saints, is just not within the Tigers‘ 22.

Dylan Grimes will re-join Toby Nankervis in his co-captaincy function after lacking final Sunday’s win over Higher Western Sydney.


St Kilda has been bolstered by the return of ruckman Paddy Ryder, who blew the cobwebs out from a tough pre-season with a run within the VFL final week.

Ryder, 34, has battled an Achilles drawback however will staff up with Rowan Marshall within the ruck, whereas Jack Hayes has additionally been named.

Dougal Howard additionally returns from well being and security protocols.

Hawthorn has made only one change for its monster conflict towards fellow unbeaten outfit Carlton on the MCG, with skipper Ben McEvoy dominated out with a fractured neck.

Thrilling teenager Will Day will play his first recreation of the season after overcoming ankle points that plagued him in 2021.

The Blues welcome again Adam Cerra from well being and security protocols to unleash their full-strength midfield for the primary time in 2022, whereas ex-Bulldog Lewis Younger will run out for his first recreation in Blues colors.

Carlton’s Adam Cerra in motion towards Richmond in R1, 2022. Image: AFL Photographs

Ahead Jack Martin has not been included after lacking final week on account of well being and security protocols, whereas Mitch McGovern and Oscar McDonald have been neglected with harm.

West Coast and Fremantle will not announce their groups for Sunday’s Derby at Optus Stadium till Saturday afternoon as a result of magnitude of COVID-19 in Western Australia proper now.

Friday, April 1

Melbourne v Essendon on the MCG, 7.20pm AEDT


In: S.Weideman
Out: B.Brown (HS Protocol), T.Bedford (Medi-Sub)

Final week’s sub: T.Bedford (unused)


In: N.Martin, D.Shiel, A.Phillips
Out: D.Smith (omitted), A.Francis (omitted), Z.Merrett (ankle), N.Cox (ankle)

Final week’s sub: T.Wanganeen (unused)

Adelaide v Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval, 7.50pm ACDT


In: B.Frampton, R.Laird, L.Murphy
Out: N.Murray (omitted), L.Pedlar (omitted), R.Sloane (groin), J.Soligo (Medi-Sub)

Final week’s sub: J.Soligo (changed R.Sloane)


In: S.Mayes, J.McEntee
Out: J.Sinn (omitted), J.Finlayson (omitted), X.Duursma (omitted)

Final week’s sub: J.Mead (changed T.McKenzie)

Saturday, April 2

GWS Giants v Gold Coast at Giants Stadium, 4.35pm AEDT

GWS Giants

In: B.Preuss, J.Peatling, L.Keeffe, J.Stein
Out: J.Riccardi (omitted), M.Flynn (omitted), J.Brander (omitted), P.Davis (hamstring), D.Lloyd (shoulder)

Final week’s sub: Boer (changed D.Lloyd)

Gold Coast

In: L.Weller
Out: S.Flanders (omitted), D.Macpherson (omitted)

Final week’s sub: D.Macpherson (unused)

Collingwood v Geelong on the MCG, 7.25pm AEDT


In: B.Maynard, R.McInnes
Out: B.McCreery (hip), N.Kreuger (shoulder), T.Brown (omitted)

New: Reef McInnes

Final week’s sub: D.Cameron (changed N.Kreuger)


In: S.De Koning, S.Higgins
Out: Z.Guthrie (omitted), L.Dahlhaus (omitted), Q.Narkle (Medi-Sub)

Final week’s sub: Q.Narkle (unused)

Brisbane v North Melbourne on the Gabba, 7.00pm AEST


In: M.Robinson
Out: H.Sharp (omitted), J.Prior (omitted)

Final week’s sub: J.Prior (unused)


In: B.McKay, J.Stephenson, E.Ford
Out: C.Lazzaro (omitted), A.Bonar (omitted), L.Davies-Uniacke (concussion), T.Thomas (inner bruising)

Final week’s sub: A.Bonar (changed L.Davies-Uniacke)

Sunday, April 3

Carlton v Hawthorn on the MCG, 1.10pm AEST


In: Le.Younger, A.Cerra
Out: O.McDonald (again), M.McGovern (hamstring), L.Fogarty (omitted)

New: Lewis Younger

Final week’s sub: L.Plowman (changed O.McDonald)


In: W.Day
Out: B.McEvoy (injured), T.Phillips (omitted)

Final week’s sub: T.Phillips (changed C.Wingard)

St Kilda v Richmond at Marvel Stadium, 3.20pm AEST


In: D.Howard, P.Ryder
Out: D.Joyce (omitted), R.Byrnes (omitted), C.Sharman (omitted)

Final week’s sub: C.Sharman (unused)


In: D.Grimes
Out: B.Miller (omitted), J.Aarts (omitted)

Final week’s sub: J.Aarts (changed T.Dow)

West Coast v Fremantle at Optus Stadium, 4.20pm AWST


In: To be introduced on Saturday
Out: To be introduced on Saturday

Final week’s sub: L.Edwards (changed B.Ainsworth)


In: To be introduced on Saturday
Out: To be introduced on Saturday

Final week’s sub: N.O’Driscoll (changed S.Darcy)

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